Man Utd break silence on Mason Greenwood and admit the club is disappointed

Manchester United have revealed their disappointment in Mason Greenwood after he broke Iceland’s quarantine rules and was dropped by England.

Gareth Southgate confirmed the Red Devils striker and Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden will not travel on to Denmark but will instead head to the UK separately.

Manchester United released a statement reading: “Manchester United are liaising with the Football Association and are disappointed with the actions of Mason Greenwood over this situation.”

Foden and Greenwood have both been accused of breaking quarantine rules after having girls in a hotel bedroom.



Manchester United have revealed their disappointment in Mason Greenwood



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Southgate said: “Unfortunately this morning it was brought to my attention that two boys have broken the Covid guidelines in terms of our secure bubble and we had to decide very quickly that they couldn’t have any interaction with the team or travel to training.

“Given the procedures we have to follow they will have to travel home separately.”

Southgate added: “Nothing has happened in the areas we occupy in the hotel. We are still getting to the depths of all the information because this was only brought to my attention a couple of hours before training, so I’m still getting to grips with the detail.

“What is clear is there is a breach of the Covid-19 guidelines. The whole squad have really followed that to the letter. I’m not going into any more details until I’m aware of everything.”



Gareth Southgate confirmed the Red Devils striker will not travel on to Denmark

Manchester City also released a statement revealing their disappointment in Foden.

It read: “It is clear that Phil’s actions were totally inappropriate.

“His behaviour not only directly contravenes strict guidelines related to Covid-19, but also falls well below the standard expected of a Man City player and England international.”

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